POEM: 10-year outcomes from a large, single-center U.S. series with high follow-up completion and comprehensive analysis of long-term efficacy, safety, objective GERD, and endoscopic functional luminal assessment

Post written by Stavros N. Stavropoulos, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, NYU-Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, USA. Our study aimed to provide a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of long-term POEM outcomes from the largest prospective database of POEM procedures in the U.S. (currently at ~800 POEMs, with the longest and most complete …

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Safety and efficacy of peroral endoscopic myotomy with standard myotomy versus short myotomy for treatment-naïve patients with type II achalasia

Post written by Deliang Liu, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China. The study focus on comparing the outcomes between standard myotomy versus short myotomy for the management of treatment-naïve patients with type II achalasia. Numerous studies demonstrated that POEM was a safe and effective …

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Peroral endoscopic fundoplication: a brand-new intervention for GERD

Post written by Akiko Toshimori, MD, from the Digestive Diseases Center, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Showa University Tokyo, Japan. Last year, we reported POEM+fundoplication (POEM+F). In brief, POEM+F is a combination procedure of endoscopic myotomy and NOTES fundoplication for the purpose of preventing GERD after POEM. This time, we performed NOTES fundoplication for a …

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Transoral incisionless fundoplication

Nikhil A. Kumta, MD from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York, USA presents this video case, "Transoral incisionless fundoplication for treatment of refractory GERD after peroral endoscopic myotomy." Medical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease with proton pump inhibitors is effective in 70-80% of patients. For …

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